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Pictured left to right: Mike Kaz (bass/vocals); Mick Coste (drums/vocals); Lisa Markovich (founder, lead vocals, rhythm guitar); Gary Ross (lead guitar)

We are an original roots rock band playing our originals and covers. The band reunited in late 2018 after being out of the music scene for a few years due to the death of their former drummer. 

RECENT VIDEO’S FROM 2018 & 2019 GIGS PROVIDED BY FANS

PROMO VIDEO

PHOTOS

About Beyond Blonde…

Signed with: Rogue Island Records

Manager: Michael Markovich – 401-855-5446

Lisa Markovich – Founder | 401-662-9857
byndblndrocks@gmail.com

BAND HISTORY – What we have done and where we have been

WINS/NOMINATIONS…. Won Album of the Year for PURPLE ROSE and nominated Female Vocalist of the Year (Limelight Magazine Music Awards 2014); Nominated Female Vocalist of the Year (Motif Magazine 2014); Band of the Year (3/16/13 Limelight Magazine Music Awards); Album of the Year “Showing My Roots” (2012 Limelight Magazine Music Awards); Nominated Best Female Vocalist (2008 & 2010) Motif Magazine; Nominated “Best Band of the Year” and “Best Female Vocalist of the Year” with Limelight Magazine 2008, Nominated “BEST LIVE ACT” 2008 by Motif Magazine; EMERGENZA Music Festival semi-finalists, 2004; END ZONE Battle of the Bands winners.

2000 – 2014, the bands travels have taken them to FL, KY, OH, NY, CT, VT, NH, MA & RI. Festivals, clubs, opening act, fund raising events and having a good time are high on their priority list.

Festivals and other special events have included opening for Royal Southern Brotherhood (2013); Y & T (2013); Heritage Festival (opening for The Spinners 2010); Station Fire Memorial Foundation Fund Raiser (2011, 2012, 2013), Sakonnet Rhythm and Blues Fest (Little Compton, RI 2002); Sunset Music Festival (Newport, RI 2002 (Cowsills) & 2007 (opened for Joan Jett); Seafood Festival (Newport, RI  (02-13); Midwest Music Entertainment Industry Conference (Lexington, KY – 2003); Brockton Fair (Brockton, MA – 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08); New York Independent Music Festival (NY, NY – 2003); 4th Annual Talarico Blues & Jazz Festival (Manchester, NH – 2004); Laconia Bike Week (Laconia, NH – 04, 05); Motorcycles for Middlesex (NH, 2004); Whaling City Festival (New Bedford, MA – 2004, 2010); the annual WAAF Bike Run (Chooch’s 2004); March of Dimes, Saving babies, together with WHJY (W. Greenwich, RI – 05); MDA Motorcycle Ride (New Bedford, MA – 05); and the Madeira Feast (New Bedford, MA – 04, 05); Bolton Fair, Bolton, MA (2010). Beyond Blonde have been featured performers on Cox Cable’s “Center Stage”, (2 different performances airing in 2002 & 2004); New Bedford Cable and Fall River Cable (2004) and have a DVD/VHS music video of the song “My Interpretation” produced and filmed by Al Angel of Angel’s Touch Production, East Coast Songwriters (2011); Dartmouth Concert Series Cable Access (2011)

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR “Purple Rose” (Limelight Music Awards 2014); BAND OF THE YEAR 3/16/13 (Limelight Magazine Music Awards); ALBUM OF THE YEAR for “Showing My Roots” released 7/2011 (Limelight Magazine Music Awards); “You Can Make A Difference” Title song written by Lisa used for a documentary on the Homeless is Newport, RI (ands-Winners, 2004; New York Independent Music Festival, 6-13 Nov. 03; Midwest Music Conference,14 Nov. 03 ; Band of the Month, May 2003, Top Five Favorite Downloads, March-May 03, Boston Local Music Scene (site no longer up)

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS:

OPENING ACT for Royal Southern Brotherhood 2013; Y & T 2013; The Spinners 2010; Joan Jett and The Blackhearts Sunset Music Festival June 2007; Backing vocals for Steven Tyler of Aerosmith at Music for Middlesex I, 2003; Shared the stage with Joey Mulland (Badfinger); John Butcher; Dan Kenny (Britney Spears); John Ryder (Face to Face); Steven Paul Perry (Berlin Airlift); Joe Pet (Joe Perry Project); David Hull (Joe Perry Project); Matt Scurfield (Gary Hoey band); Mark Cutler; Tracie Hunter (Rocker Daughter of Ian Hunter); Joey Kramer & Tom Hamilton of Aerosmith (Music For Middlesex II Fund Raiser 2004); James Montgomery; David Carridene (Soul Dogs); Shane West (Johnny Was) and Danny Klein of J. Geils

CD:
“Purple Rose” Released 2013 – Album of the Year
“Showing My Roots” Released 6/11 – Album of the Year
“Famous Last Words,” Released 11/03
“Turn It Up” Released 2002
“Beyond Blonde Compilation” Released 6/07. 

RADIO AIRPLAY:

WMVY out of Martha’s Vineyard; Rogue Island Radio (Online station http://www.rogueislandradio.com); WHJY, 94.1 (Providence) “Soundcheck”(Sunday night local music program four years running); Interview and acoustic performance on Soundcheck, April 25, 2004; WKKB, 100.3 (New Bedford, MA) (Sunday night local music program); WAAF 103.7 (Worcester, MA)(Sunday night local music program); WGDR, 91.1 (Goddard College, Plainfield, VT); WRUW, 91.1 (Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH); WCSB, 89.3, Live Interview, 9 Sept 2002 (Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH); WRFL Radio Free Lexington, KY University; PIXY 103 Hyannis, MA

PRESS:

Bill Copeland’s “Purple Rose” (2014); Bill Copeland’s “Showing My Roots” CD Review (2011); Bill Copeland “Famous Last Words” CD Review; “Limelight Magazine”, feature article; “Motif Magazine”, Newport, RI local paper re: Joan Jett show, “Resident”, CT Publication re: Joan Jett show, “Lifebeat”, Providence Journal, People Section, U.S. DoD Entertainment Selection, September 9, 2004; “Blonde Ambition”, Providence Phoenix, Bob Gulla, September 9, 2004; “Beyond Limitations,” Coastin The Standard Times, April 29, 2004; CD Review Gritz Magazine Spring 2004 Issue of “Famous Last Words”; “Beyond Blonde Music” ArtsEntertainment Leo, Louisville, KY 5/04; CD Reviews “Burn & Powerplay” UK Magazines “Famous Last Words”; “Beyond Blonde – Club Lido for Emergenza Festival, Revere, MA, SoundCheck Magazine, 2/8/04; “Girls Rock,” Newport Life Magazine, Summer 2003 (article written before band name change & 4th member added)); “Firda plays edgy rock with a funk twist”, “Newport Voice,” Nov. 02 (article written before band name/member change); “Rockers explore new territory, bring it all back home”, “Newport Daily News,” Nov. 02 re: Cleveland, Ohio visit (article written before band name/member change)

TELEVISION & VIDEOS:

Feature performer on “Feel The Music”, WCTV Ch. 30, Onset MA (2/12); East Cost Songwriters show on BTV- local access cable in Bridgewater, MA (10/2011); Live Video footage shot at our Dartmouth Concert aired on DCTV (Channel 17 & 18) (9/2011); Featured Artists, Take One Films Special, “Live at Middlesex” shot live at the benefit in Manchester,NH for Middlesex Human Services; Comcast, New Bedford Cable ; Featured Artists, One Time Production’s “Changing Faces” to be run on NY access stations,; Viacom and Time Warner Oct. 2004; Acoustic performance. Live broadcast for “New Bedford Connections” show. 8/17/04 (taped and aired for several weeks); Featured Artists, Cox Cable’s “Center Stage” ran May 1 – 28, 2004; Featured Artists, New Bedford Cable, ran May 2004; Featured Artists, Fall River Cable, ran May 2004; Featured Artists, Cox Cable’s “Center Stage,” RI, July-Sept. 02; Video, “My Interpretation,” produced by Al Angel, Angel’s Touch Productions

Beyond Blonde gives of themselves musically and as people to help those in need. In 2010, Lisa was asked to write a song for a documentary about the homelessness in Rhode Island. The song title became the documentary name “You Can Make A Difference”. BB has performed at several fund raising benefits which included benefits for families of children lost in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting; victims of the Station Fire in W. Warwick, RI, Rockin’ for Wishes (cancer) and numerous programs to benefit individuals with cancer. They are also involved with programs to free people from substance abuse and domestic violence and donated proceeds from CD sales to Middlesex Human Services http://www.mhsainc.org/. A highlight for Lisa in working with Middlesex Human Services, was to share the stage and sing along side Steven Tyler of Aerosmith during a benefit show in February 2003. Beyond Blonde also released “September Skies” as a single in 2002 after 9/11 and donated the proceeds from the sale to the NY Firefighters. “September Skies” is also a track on their CD Famous Last Words. Their recent release of Showing My Roots won Album of The Year 2011 through LimeLight Magazine.

2018 – 2019 GIGS

OCTOBER 4TH – RENEGADES, Warwick

SEPTEMBER 8TH – WOMEN WHO ROCK – East Providence Yacht Club Event

AUGUST 2ND – QUINNS IRISH PUB Pawtucket, RI 02861

JULY 26TH – The Greenwich Hotel, 162 Main St, East Greenwich, RI 02818

JULY 28TH – NEWPORT – Newport Independent Music Festival

JUNE 1 – Lou’s Cafe 47 Summer St Manville, RI 02838

MARCH 16 – St. Patrick’s Day Weekend! – Narragansett Cafe (Ganny) 25 Narragansett Avenue Jamestown, RI

FEBRUARY 15 – Greenwich Hotel, E. Greenwich, RI

2018 GIGS

DECEMBER 1, 2018 – Bowen’s Wharf Tree Lighting 

OCTOBER 5, 2018 – First show after 4 years off!  It rocked!!!!!  Greenwich Hotel & Lounge

FESTIVALS & SHOWS 2002 – 2014

2014
Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival (10/14)

2013
Bridgewater Arts & Music Festival (7/12); Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival (10/13)

2012
Bridgewater Arts & Music Festival (7/12); 2nd Annual Middletown Celebration of the Arts, Middletown (8/12); Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival (10/12)

2011
Bridgewater Arts & Music Festival (7/11); 1st Annual Middletown Celebration of the Arts, Middletown (8/11); Darmouth Concert Series (9/11); Seafood Festival (10/11)

2010
Whaling City Festival (New Bedford, MA) (7/10); Heritages Festival (E. Providence opening for The Spinners) (7/10); Bolton Fair, Bolton MA (8/10); Seafood Festival (8th year), Newport, RI (10/10)

2009
Brockton Fair (7/09); Seafood Festival (10/09)

2008
Brockton Fair (7/08); International Boat Show (9/08); Seafood Festival (10/08)

2007
Sunset Music Festival with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (6/07); Brockton Fair (7/07); Seafood Festival (10/07)

2006

Portuguese American Festival (Taunton, MA (6/06); Brockton Fair (Brockton, MA 7/1 & 7/4); Johnston War Memorial Outdoor Concert (8/06); Seafood Festival, Newport, RI (10/06)

2005

Brockton Fair (7/05); Portugues Festival, New Bedford, MA (8/05); Seafood Festival, Newport, RI (10/05)

2004

Portuguese Festival, New Bedford, MA (7/04); Whaling Festival, New Bedford, MA (7/04); Brockton Fair, Brockton, MA (7/04); Manchester Jazz & Blue”s Festival, New Hampshire (6/04); WAAF Annual Charity Ride, N. Brookfield, MA (8/04); Motorcycles for Middlesex, Manchester, NH (9/04); Seafood Festival, Newport, RI (10/04); Concerts4Charity(Breast Cancer Event) 10/04

Past Festivals 2002 & 2003:

Seafood Festival (2 years) Oct. 02 & 03, Brockton County Fair, July 03; Sakonnet R&B Festival, Sakonnet Vineyards, RI, 11 Aug 02; Sunset Music Festival, Newport, 2 July 02

BENEFITS: Rock’s For Xmas (12/04 – Long Island New York); Concerts4Charity(Breast Cancer Event) 10/04; Motorcycles for Middlesex, Manchester, NH (9/04); Rockin” For Wishes (Make A Wish Foundation, Orange, MA) 2004; Heart to Hart (Ken Hart Cancer, Newport, RI); Granada House (Boston); List Academy (Arts/Dance School, Newport, RI); Music For Middlesex (Boston) 2003; Music For Middlesex II, (Boston) 2004; The Station Fire (Newport, RI); “A Year and a Day,” 2002 (Boston).

CLUB PERFORMANCES 2000 – 2010:

Rhode Island: BALLS (Cranston & Johnston); Effin’s (Smithfield); Lou’s (Cumberland); Area 22; The Blackstone; Bobby’s Lounge; The Beach House; Steel Horse Saloon; The Call; Celtica; Century Lounge; Christie’s; Hanson’s Landing; Chelo’s, JR’s Fast Lane; Atlantic Beach Club; Newport Blue’s Café; Judge Roy Bean; KC’s Tap (Pawtucket); Lil Bear (Tiverton); Mermaid’s (Providence); Rusty’s (Middletown); Rhino Bar & Grille (Newport); Okies Bar & Grill (Narragansett); Sal’s R&B Club; Studio 3 (Newport); Topside (Bristol); Sh-na-na’s; Fitzy’s; Copperfields; All American Bar & Grille; Elbow Room; The Area; The Garden; Cady’s Tavern; Brandan’s Pub (Tiverton); Red Rock (N. Kingstown); The Harborside (E. Greenwich); Back Street Bar & Grille (Warwick)

Massachusetts: SHOWCASE LIVE (Foxboro); Knuckleheads (New Bedford); The Big Easy (Boston); The Cathay Pearl; The Eagle’s Nest; The Henhouse Pub (Acushnet); Jake & Earl’s Dixie Roadhouse (Waltham); Blue Lantern (Acushnet); Lola’s (Martha’s Vineyard); The Paradise Lounge (Boston); The Paradise Rock Club (Boston), T.K. O’Malley’s; Zach’s Place, Club 125; Grumpy’s Pub, Jarrod’s; Casa Loma (Bridgewater); Cape Way Manor (Brockton)(torn down), Brendan’s Pub (closed); The New Eagle (Fall River), End Zone (Foxboro); Regent Theatre (Arlington); Boston Science Museum; New Wave Café (Fall River), Club Lido, FI (Boston); Rio Café; Kendricks (Hyannis); Chooch’s; Skybar (Somerville); Ancient Mariner (Foxboro); Raynham Dog Track (Raynham); Johnny Mac’s (Attleboro); Plantation Club (Worcester); Lucky Dog (Worcester); Odyssey (Worcester); Mulligans; Harry’s (Brockton); Geno’s Lounge (Mansfield); The Rack (Boston); Castaways (Bridgewater); Bridge Street Station (Fairhaven); A1 Pizza & Pub (Fall River, Ma); Characters (Worcester); Bull Pen (New Bedford)

Connecticut: Soaring Eagle, Knuckleheads, Penalty Box, Winchester Café; Pa-Pa Wheeleez

New Hampshire: Broken Spoke (Laconia Motorcycle Festival – 2 years)

Vermont: Characters; Shenanigans

New York: The Cutting Room; Continental; Madison Square Garden; Kenny’s Castaways; King’s Club (Long Island);169 Club

Florida: Tipper’s Music Tavern (Tallahassee) 2002

Ohio: The Greenleaf Tavern (Cleveland) 2002

Kentucky: (Lexington) Mia’s, Phoenix 2003; Beyond Bluegrass Tour May 2004; (Lexington) Mia’s, Phoenix; (Louisville)Uncle Pleasant’s, Zena’s Café, Jim Porter’s, Air Devil’s Inn